Joe, thanks a bunch, man. It's good to see you. Again. It's good to reconnect and do everything. First and foremost, I am a father of four amazing kids and a granddaddy or a Poppa, of five granddaughters, believe it or not.
You know, Joe - I've had kind of like a Horatio Alger story. When my dad was in the military, seven kids and we were poor. We were on food stamps and government cheese. And it was hard for sergeant's pay, you know, to take care of seven kids.
So I got kicked out of my house when I was 16 and a half years old. I graduated early because I was a brilliant child. And I started school early. And then just kind of just had a propensity for business. I knew I couldn't be an employee. And over 61 right now and over my lifetime, I have been so blessed to have so many opportunities in so many venues. Either starting my own business, I owned a construction company, electrical contracting business. I was one of the top 10% in indirect sales for a while. I had been CEO of several companies, I've taken companies public, just a very exciting, exhaustive, amazing, entrepreneurial ride.
And you know, you were saying that for this podcast, those people that are listening, that are wondering, you know, is entrepreneurship for me? Or not? Number one, you got the best coach on the planet. When you look at Joe's history and what he's done - it just the only word I can really, that comes to mind Joe is just respect.